1961 Cadillac Other Repair Question
1961 Other Cadillac Models starting issues
1961 Other Cadillac Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 48000 miles
I have a 1961 cadilac series 62 with a 390 v8 in it ive replaced everything under the dis. including the dis. cap and coil. I have spark coming from the coil and from the points and the carb. is pumping gas to the motor but no matter what i try i cant get it to start. the engine has not been rebuilt yet and it ran about 6 months ago before i bought it.
i you have th spark coming from te coil eerything shoudl be good. But are you getting spark through the plug wires. And do you have compression? if you don't have good compression it really doesn't matter how much fuel or spark you have it won't ignite. Put a rag on your finger and turn te engine over to see if you have good compression, if you do you will feel it. If you do then it may be out of time. Bring #1 up to TDC and then check to see if your rotor is pointing to the #1 position on the cap. If not it may be out of time. #1 will be on the left bank(drivers side) and your firing order will be 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. Your intake manifold may be numbered as to which cylinder is which. it will be cast in if it is....
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